December was a great shopping month. I did not buy any clothes for myself. I picked up a few gifts for friends and family so that's where my clothing money went. It feels great!
However, I am fortunate to be gifted so many items this holiday season.
- Ann Taylor Cashmere sweater
Originally $109.99, on sale for $39.99 + tax = $43.08 - gift from mom
- Ann Taylor Signature Fit dress pant
Originally $98, on sale for $54.77 - 50% off sale = $27.38 + tax = $29.50 - gift from mom
- Ann Taylor cardigan
Originally $39.99, on sale for $19.77 - 50% off sale = $9.88 + tax = $10.64 - gift from mom
- Michael Kors - Christmas Gift
- Nike Dry-Fit Tank
Originally $50.00, on sale for $21.97 - 40% off sale = $13.18 + tax = $14.12 - gift from mom
- LOGG for H&M t-shirt - Christmas Gift
- Nike Dry-Fit High Impact Sports Bra
Originally $50.00, on sale for $39.99 - 30% off sale = $20.99 + tax = $22.72 - gift from mom
December 2012 total: $0, all above are gifts
I didn't hit up the malls in the wee hours the day after Christmas. I figured if I didn't find anything during Black Friday, I was pretty sure I wouldn't find much after Christmas. I also noticed in the past couple years, clothing markdowns are higher a few days after anyways. So I waited, and as expected, I didn't find anything. I wonder if my taste is evolving or am I becoming more price conscious about the quality I am buying?
During my family's snow trip, I went shopping with my mom with nothing in particular on my mind. Well, I've been looking for an affordable and durable sports bra since I noticed the VS PINK bras don't hold up the girls as I would like and a new pair of slim looking tennis shoes, but other than that, nothing really. My mom picked a few pieces for me since I'll been needing to dress more "grown-up" next semester. She even offered to pay for my sportswear for my new hobby - running. However, she doesn't approve of my desire to run, she says the muscles I am building up are "ugly." But who ever knew running would be so calming and so relaxing, everyone should run, jog, or even walk.
(Go healthy hearts!)